Our Culture

What you believe and what you value as an organization matters. Discover the DNA of our firm.

Our People

Get to know our teams and the stories of select staff members who share why they choose to work at Sands Capital.

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Recognized as Greenwich Quality Leader

Sands Capital is one of just four investment managers recognized this year for the service it delivers to institutional clients.


At Sands Capital, we strive to hire exceptional talent who will live our values and support our efforts to deliver on our mission.
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From Beta to Alpha

U.S. markets have recovered following 2022’s historic selloff, leading some to question what comes next. In this environment, we believe certain active approaches are better positioned to benefit than others.

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Connecting Brands with Digital Content Creators

Bryan Gold and #paid are enabling companies and creators to form mutually beneficial partnerships

Fostering Long-term Thinking

Executive Managing Director and Sr. Portfolio Manager Brian Christiansen discusses the importance of candor and collaboration in a culture that promotes long-term thinking.

Transparent Work Cultures and Inclusive Opportunities

Recruit Holdings is transforming the world of work through wage transparency and providing life-changing opportunities for immigrants and refugees.

Philosophy & Approach

Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that, over time, stock prices will reflect the earnings power and growth of the underlying businesses.


Our second annual stewardship report reflects our commitment to provide clients and other key stakeholders with transparency into our initiatives, actions, and the progress we made in 2022.

Public Equity

Our newest strategy takes an unconstrained approach to seeking the best growth businesses outside of the U.S.

Venture & Growth Equity

Our life sciences strategy looks to invest in promising life sciences companies that we believe are at the heart of a technological and scientific revolution in healthcare.

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Christopher Eng


Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital Ventures (2019 – 2020)
Arlington, VA | Sr. Associate

YL Ventures (2018 - 2019)
Chicago, IL | Venture Associate

Forgepoint Capital (2018)
San Mateo, CA | Summer Associate

Origin Ventures (2017 – 2018)
Chicago, IL | Venture Capital Fellow

Merlon Intelligence (2017)
Washington, DC and Chicago, IL | Business Operations Manager

Promontory Financial Group (2012 - 2017)
Washington, DC | Associate, Product Manager


University of Chicago
MBA | Booth School of Business

Georgetown University
BS | Foreign Service in International Economics

Chris joined Sands Capital Ventures in 2019 as Senior Associate. He supports the team's efforts on investments in the artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and IT infrastructure sectors. Prior to Sands Capital Ventures, Chris worked as a Business Operations Manager at Merlon Intelligence, a machine learning startup, helping financial institutions to prevent financial crime. He also has previous experience as a management consultant at Promontory Financial Group. Chris received a MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a BS in Foreign Service in International Economics.

Investment Strategy
Enabling the Data-driven Enterprise
While there is a long road ahead before data-driven decision-making becomes common across organizations, we believe businesses that enable this data stack will be an important area for venture capital investment in the years to come.
Investment Strategy
Emerging Technology Trends for 2023
Learn how we extrapolated from 2022’s technology trends to identify where we believe the next wave of potentially market-changing startups will develop.
Business Perspectives
Making Business Insights as Easy as a Google Search
Ajay Khanna wanted to make querying analytical databases as simple as a Google search. That is what inspired him to found his company, Tellius, in 2016. Sands Capital led Tellius’ Series A round in 2021 because we believe Ajay and his team are changing the industry standard of how to consume business insights and analytics via their decision intelligence platform.

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